Virtual Graduation Ceremony

44th Graduation Ceremony

Masters Degree Graduands


Master of Science in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Name: Gathura David Marigi 

Title of Thesis: Rates of Genetic Gain of Alternative Beef Cattle Breeding Programmes in the Tropics

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Alexander K. Kahi, Dr. Thomas K. Muasya

Master of Science in Soil Science

Name: Tabere Denis Taddeo Bidai

Title of Thesis: Effect of sugarcane bagasse ash and manure amendments on selected soil properties and maize (Zea mays L.) yield in western Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Joyce J. Lelei, Prof. Josephine P. Ouma

Master of Science in Horticulture

Name: Stella Jerono Keter

Title of Thesis: Bio fumigation Efficacy of Spider Plant (Cleome gynandra L.) Accessions against Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne Spp.) and Effects on Growth and Quality of Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.)

Supervisors: Prof. Samuel Nyalala, Prof. Joshua Ogweno 

Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

Name: Wilfred Omondi

Title of Thesis: Influence of Collective Action Participation on Technical Efficiency among Smallholder Banana Producers in Kisii and Nyamira Counties, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Hillary Bett, Dr. Timothy Njagi

Master of Science in Food Science

Name: Uwamariya Vestine

Title of Thesis: Essential Micronutrient Composition, Chemical Safety and Sensory Properties of Raw Taro (Colocasia esculenta L.) and Taro Crisps in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Joseph O. Anyango, Dr. John M. Nduko, Dr. Indieka S. Abwao

Master of Science in Food Science

Name: Martha Waithera Kuria

Title of Thesis: Physico-Chemical and Antioxidant Properties of Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Leather Fermented By Lactic Acid Bacteria

Supervisors: Prof Joseph W.Matofari, Dr John M. Nduko

Master of Science in Food Science

Name: Otondi Everlyne Akinyi

Title of Thesis: Effect of Extrusion Feed Parameters on Physicochemical, Sensory and Shelf-Life Properties of Cassava (Manihot esculenta .C) – Chia (Salvia hispanica. L) Instant Porridge Flour

Supervisors: Dr. John Nduko, Prof. Mary Omwamba

Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Name: Margaret Wanjiru Kimani

Title of Thesis: Determinants of Selection Criteria, Breed Preference and Willingness to Use Artificial Insemination for East African Zebu Cattle Breeding for Dairy Production: Case of Kitui County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Margaret Ngigi, Dr. Evans Ilatsia

Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

Name: Abel Mbega Mwembe

Title of Thesis: Effect of Agroforestry Fruits Commercialization on the Income of Small Scale Farmers in Kwale and Kilifi Counties, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. George Owuor, Dr. Jackson Langat

Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

Name: Eileen Inyanji Wanyonyi

Title of Thesis: Influence of Porter’s Five Forces on the Competitiveness of Agro-dealer Businesses in Nakuru East Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Hillary K. Bett, Dr. Edith W. Gathungu

Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

Name: Gachuhi Wanjiru Martha

Title of Thesis: Effect of Soybean Commercialization on Income of Smallholder Farmers in Butere Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. George Owuor, Dr. Edith Gathungu

Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

Name: Uwineza Olive

Title of Thesis: Effect of Women Empowerment in Agriculture on Farm commercialization and Household dietary diversity in Rwanda

Supervisors: Prof. Job Kibiwot Lagat, Dr Risper Berem

Master of Science in Plant Breeding

Name: Elizabeth Msundi Akinyi

Title of Thesis: Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Advanced Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Lines for Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis f. Sp. tritici) Resistance and Agronomic Performance in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Maurice Edwards Oyoo., Prof. James Otieno Owuoche., Dr. Mandeep Singh Randhawa

Master of Science in Plant Breeding

Name: Joyce Awino Tollo

Title of Thesis: Phenotyping mungbean (Vigna radiata (l.) Landraces for Resistance and Stability to Common Bacterial Blight (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli) under Semi-arid Conditions of Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Pascal O. Okwiri, Dr. Joseph Mafurah

Master of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development

Name: Kipchumba Judith Jerop

Title of Thesis: Role of Production and Market Innovations on Competitiveness of Sorghum Agri-Enterprises in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Edith Gathungu, Dr. Oscar Ingasia Ayuya

Master of Science in Animal Nutrition

Name: Ngugi David Marii

Title of Thesis: Evaluation of treated mature prosopis (Prosopis juliflora) pod meal-based diet on growth performance of pigs

Supervisors: Prof. Anthony King’ori, Dr. Olivier Kashongwe

Master of Science in Animal Nutrition

Name: Esther Khayanga Nutrition

Title of Thesis: Performance of Exotic Chicken Fed Insect -Based Diets: Effect on Laying Capacity, Egg Characteristics and Economic Returns

Supervisors: Prof. Mary K. Ambula, Dr. Isaac M. Osuga, Dr. Chrysantus M. Tanga

Master of Science in Agronomy

Name: Malekhooa Suzan Moletsane

Title of Thesis: Effects of plant growth regulators, light and natural materials on dormancy, growth and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Paul Kimurto, Dr. Oyoo E. Maurice

Master of Science in Agronomy

Name: Norbert Iraboneye

Title of Thesis: Effect of Canola (Brassica napus L.) Green Manure and Compound Fertilizer on Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Growth, Yield and Bacterial Wilt Management

Supervisors: Prof. Nancy. W. Mungai, Dr. Miriam. K. Charimbu

Master of Science in Agronomy

Name: Orandi Jairus Geteri

Title of Thesis: Effect of p-fortified tithonia Compost on Growth and Yield of Maize (zea mays L.) and Lablab (Lablab purpureus L.) Cropping System in Aldai, Nandi County

Supervisors: Prof. Mwonga Samuel, Prof. Isaiah M Tabu (Posthumously)

Master of Science in Crop Protection

Name: Joya Manyasi Tracyline

Title of Thesis: Host Plant Resistance and Characterization of Blast Disease (Pyricularia grisea) In Selected Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana L.) Genotypes in Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Paul Kiprotich Kimurto, Dr. Joseph Juma Mafurah

Master of Science in Crop Protection

Name: Jackson Mutuku Kilonzi

Title of Thesis: Efficacy of Trichoderma asperellum Seed Treatment and Ridomil Application in Managing Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans) on Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Supervisors: Dr. Joseph J. Mafurah, Dr. Moses Nyongesa


Master of Arts in Economics


Title of Thesis: Stock Market Performance and Economic Growth in the East Africa Community

Supervisors: Dr. Symon Kiprop, Prof. Aquilars Kalio

Master of Arts in Economics

Name: Joshua Otieno Shem

Title of Thesis: Determinants of Capital Flight in the East African Community (1988-2018)

Supervisors: Dr. Symon K. Kiprop, Dr. Augustus S. Muluvi 

Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Name: Willis Wasonga

Title of Thesis: Effect of Challenges of Impeded Parenthood on Reformation of Offenders: A Case Study of Embu Prison, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Panuel Mwaeke, Dr. John Omboto Onyango

Master of Arts in English Language and Logistics

Name: Mayoyo Edna Magoma

Title of Thesis: Gendered Power Relations on Kenyan Television: A Case of Selected Advertisements on Citizen Television

Supervisors: Dr Josephine Khaemba, Dr. Fred Simiyu Wanjala

Master of Arts in Kiswahili and Linguistics

Name: Nancy Chepkemoi Kones

Title of Thesis: Jinsia Inavyowakilishwa Katika Nyimbo Za Kampeni Za Kisiasa Katika Kaunti Ya Bomet Nchini Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Abdulrahim Hussein Taib Ali, Dr. Mayaka Gwachi

Master of Arts in Security Management

Name: Jane Waithira Kimani Kinyanzui 

Title of Thesis: Functionality of Kenya Prisons Service (Kps) In Managing Terrorist Prison Criminal Group Activities at Kamiti Maximum Prison in Nairobi, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Samson W. Mwangi, Dr. Panuel Mwaeke

Master of Arts in Security Management

Name: Hudson Mwalukumbi Mwakili

Title of Thesis: Competence and Suitability of the Security Personnel in controlling entry of counterfeit Products through the Port of Mombasa, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Wokabi Mwangi, Dr. Panuel Mwaeke

Master of Arts in Security Management

Name: Paul Kiprugut Tonui

Title of Thesis: Surveillance Mechanism to Counter Shoplifting Crimes in Supermarkets in the Nairobi Central Business District in Nairobi County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Samson Mwangi, Dr. Panuel Mwaeke

Master of Arts in Security Management

Name: Robert Egesa Natwoli

Title of Thesis: Factors Affecting the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department on Management of Criminal Gang Activities in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof Samson Wokabi Mwangi, Dr Panuel Mwaeke


Master of Human Resources Management

Name: Bathseba K. Arungo 

Title of Thesis: Effect of Quality of Work Life on Job Satisfaction among Non-Teaching Employees in Universities in Nakuru County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Dinah J. Kipkebut

Master of Business Administration Finance Option

Name: Faith Njeri Harrison

Title of Thesis: Effects of Selected Financial Management Practices on Financial Performance of Commercial Banks in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Monica Muiru

Master of Business Administration Strategic Management Option

Name: Stella Gacheri Kabuga

Title of Thesis: Effect of Performance Contracting Aspects on Strategy Implementation in Public Corporations in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Henry Kombo

Master of Business Administration Strategic Management Option

Name: Meshack Mutinda Mulei

Title of Thesis: Effect of Porter’s Competitive Strategies on Organizational Performance of Public Corporations in Nairobi County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr Henry K. Kombo


Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Sebotsa Khumoetsile Octavia  

Title of Thesis: Effects of Social Media Platforms’ Use on Youth Participation in Agriculture in Njoro Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Agnes Nkurumwa, Dr. Mirriam Kyule

Master of Science in Agricultural Extension

Name: Andrew Waaswa

Title of Thesis: Relationship between Selected Factors and the Practice of Climate-Smart Agriculture among Smallholder Potato Farmers in Gilgil Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Agnes O. Nkurumwa, Prof. Anthony M. Kibe

Master of Science in Community studies and Extension

Name: Ondiege Otieno Edwin

Title of Thesis: The Influence of Selected Factors on the Financial Sustainability of Donor Dependent Non-Governmental Organizations in Nakuru Town West Sub-County, Nakuru County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Munyua C. Ng'endo, Prof. Dolphine Odero-Wanga

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Name: Richard Otieno Nyamagwa

Title of Thesis: Effects of Cooperative Instructional Strategy on Secondary Students’ Academic Achievement and Motivation in Physics in Nyamira County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof Mark Okere, Prof Johnson Changeiywo

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Name: Eunice Chebett Rotich

Title of Thesis: Influence of Teachers’ Characteristics on Their Attitude and Preparedness to Integrate Information Communication Technology in Primary Schools Mathematics Instruction in Nakuru East Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Benard N. Githua, Dr. Joel K. Ngeno

Master of Education in Educational Management
Name: Kimori Lydia

Title of Thesis: Stakeholders’ perception of the Influence of Selected Cultural and Economic Factors on Girls’ enrolment and Retention in Public Secondary Schools in Mandera Central Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Fedha Flora, Dr. Mary Mboga

Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling

Name: Mwangasha Matilda Wawuda

Title of Thesis: Available Interventions for Psychosocial Challenges of Dyslexic and Gifted Children in Regular Public Primary Schools of Mwatate Sub County, Taita Taveta County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. B.E.E Omulema, Prof. Mary Kariuki

Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling

Name: Sadya Isabel Omondi

Title of Thesis: Influence of Selected Hygiene and Motivational Factors on Teachers’ Stress in Public Primary Schools in Kajiado Central Sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Teresia Njonge 


Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Name: Clinton Somiyu Waswa  

Title of Thesis: Biogas Production from Pretreated Chicken-Goat and Untreated Cow Manures at Different Inoculum and Total Solids Levels

Supervisors: Prof. Daudi M. Nyaanga, Dr. Eng. Kabok, P. Aguko

Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Name: Matwek Sheila Chepkirui

Title of Thesis: Evaluation and Optimization of Biogas Production Rate for Selected Anaerobic Digestion Factors Using Animal Manures

Supervisors: Prof. Daudi M. Nyaanga, Dr. Booker Osodo

Master of Science in Engineering Systems and Management

Name: Otieno Edwin Amisi

Title of Thesis: Modelling and Forecasting of Climate Variability Impact on Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Stream Flow in Njoro River Catchment, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Peter M. Kundu, Dr. Raphael M. Wambua

Master of Science in Engineering Systems and Management

Name: Samuel Muhoro Kinyanjui

Title of Thesis: Modelling Surface Water Flows For Ungauged Sites within the Upper Mara River Catchment Using Geomorphologic Characteristics

Supervisors: Prof. (Eng.) Japheth Ogalo Onyando, Dr. Raphael Muli Wambua


Master of Science in Natural Resources Management

Name: Christine Chepngeno Koskey 

Title of Thesis: Perception of the Communities on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Hyena Predation on Livestock Predation around Lake Nakuru National Park and Soysambu Conservancy

Supervisors: Dr. Dickson Lubanga Makanji, Dr. George Were Eshiamwata

Master of Science in Natural Resources Management

Name: Fredrick Benard Otieno Ojuang'

Title of Thesis: Influence of Tree Age, Species and Distance on Game Damage to Plantation Forests in South West of Mount Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Benaed K. Kirui, Prof. Elias K. Maranga

Master of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health

Name: Merculine Rabera Maocha

Title of Thesis: Effects of perceived climate variability on provisioning ecosystem services among agro-pastoral systems of Laikipia West sub-County, Kenya

Supervisors: Gilbert .O.Obwoyere, Dr Wambongo C.S.Recha


Master of Science in Statistics

Name: Immaculate Kathomi Murithi  

Title of Thesis: Bayesian Estimation of the Mcdonald Generalizd Beta - Binomial Distribution Parameters

Supervisors: Prof Ali Salim Islam, Dr. Ronald Waliaula Wanyonyi


Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies

Name: Rachael Moraa Onyancha

Title of Thesis: Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Participation of Young Women in Political Processes in Nyamira South Sub-County, Nyamira County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Lilian Chesikaw, Dr. Josephine Obonyo


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